Giddings & Lewis MC series pallet shuttle HBM

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Giddings & Lewis MC Series pallet shuttle horizontal boring mills

The MC Series adds machining center capabilities to Fives’ portfolio of Giddings & Lewis horizontal boring mills. Automate large part production and reduce non-cutting time with the MC Series standard two-pallet shuttle system and tool changer. Multiple pallet configurations are available.

Advantages of table-type horizontal boring mills

  • Load parts while machining with the dual pallet shuttle MC Series boring mill
  • Rigid machining platform with one-piece column base and bed
  • High performance drive and way system provides both superior stiffness and allows fast traverse – 25 m/min
  • Modular design – select machine features and capabilities based on applications. Choose from three headstocks – two or four-speed, 130 or 155 mm diameter 

Machine specifications

MC 1250

MC 1600


X-axis travel (mm)



Optional X-axis travel (mm)



Y-axis travel (mm)



Optional Y-axis travel (mm)

2600 / 3100

2600 / 3100 / 3600


W-axis travel (mm)



Optional W-axis travel (mm)

2000 / 2500 / 3500


Feeds/rapid traverse (m/min)



Table size (mm)

1250 x 1250

1600 x 1600


Optional tables (mm)

1250 x 1600, 1250 x 1800

1600 x 2000, 1600 x 2500


Allowable table load (kg)




Allowable pallet load (kg)




Spindles – for all table-type HBMs there are three spindle choices




Diameter (mm)




Speed (rpm)




Power (kW)

30 / 45

30 / 45

37 / 56

Torque (Nm)

1108 / 1662

4210 / 6190

5080 / 7695

Z-axis travel (mm)

800 mm

1000 mm

1250 mm


Applications and operations

Oilfield, defense, aerospace and construction are just a few of the industries using the Giddings & Lewis MC Series boring mills to speed production. Our application engineers were instrumental in helping many of these customers develop the most productive solutions for their needs.

  • The rigidity of Giddings & Lewis boring mills makes it possible to take heavy cuts. 
  • Programmable boring bars and contouring heads add machining versatility and reduce the number of tools needed by adding turning capabilities to live spindle HBMs and HMCs. The video demonstrates how these attachments handle a variety of part features.


Available options:

  • Contouring heads and programmable boring bars
  • Right angle heads
  • High-pressure coolant through the spindle
  • Large capacity tool magazines
  • Tool and part probes
  • Controls – Siemens, Fanuc or Heidenhain

Programmable boring bars

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